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Small Class, Big Opportunities

As the culmination of our School Readiness Pathway, Private Kindergarten brings together all the lessons and skills of your child’s journey in a program designed to best prepare them for success throughout their academic life.

This program gives children a chance to sharpen academic skills, such as:

  • Independent reading
  • Writing to communicate ideas
  • Understanding place value – 1’s, 10’s, 100’s
  • Using the scientific method to study the world

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Curriculum & Developmental Benchmarks

Private kindergarten offers nationally recognized, award-winning, research-based curricula to enhance literacy and math skills.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys: This balanced literacy approach and integrated language arts program has been proven to significantly boost student achievement. It is designed for a range of students, including English language learners, plus emerging, on-level, and advanced readers.

McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics®: Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and used by more than 4.3 million students, this program is widely considered the most trusted in the U.S. Research-based, field-tested strategies teach basic and conceptual thinking–resulting in lifelong mathematical power.

Handwriting Without Tears®: This unique program, developed by occupational therapists, helps children learn how to form letters, with the goal of making handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. Research has shown this program improves letter size, spacing, and overall legibility.

In this classroom, children work to sharpen their academic skills for elementary school. Their development is tracked across five benchmarks:*

Language Arts

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a story or informational text.

Math

Count to 100 by 1’s.

Social Studies

Share personal family stories and traditions.

Science

Planning and conducting an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.

Self-Help & Social Skills

Follow a small set of step-by-step directions without assistance.

*If your school is located in Texas or Virginia, these benchmarks vary. Please see your director or teacher for details.

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